As the state of Kerala reels from the worst floods in the century, help has been pouring from various sources. Hyderabad-based startup engine T-Hub has also joined to help the flood victims in Kerala procure the basic necessities for their survival.
T-Hub has partnered with DonateKart, a platform that allows organizations to create campaigns, display the products victims are in immediate need of. T-Hub and Donatekart have partnered with Goonj to supply the relief material.
Those who want to donate can choose from the products listed on the platform and purchase them just like shopping online. Once the products are bought, they are delivered to Goonj, who will then deliver the relief material to its warehouses in Kochi. T-Hub too, will internally collect funds and donate it as an entity through the campaign.
Donatekart has listed various products such as torches, mosquito nets, innerwear, odomos, bedsheets and sanitary napkins, tagging them in terms of their need. You can contribute here.
So far, 35% of the products have been sold and 3,407 products have been donated. T-Hub says that once 100% of the products are bought, it will add more based on the need for flood relief victims.
Over the past few weeks, Kerala has witnessed the worst floods. In the past century, almost. According to official figures, 58,506 people were rescued and 33 people died on Saturday. This takes the death toll to 368. Pinarayi told PM Modi that according to preliminary estimates, Kerala has incurred losses worth Rs 19,512 crores.
According to official figures, 71,591 people had been rescued from Aluva in Ernakulam district, 5,550 from Chalakudy, 3,060 from Chengannur, 2,000 from Kuttanad, and 741 from Thiruvalla and Aranmula.
As of Friday evening, 2094 relief camps across the state housed 3,14,391 people from 70,085 families.
Not just T-Hub, several corporates and online portals such as Paytm, BigBasket, Ola, others have come forward to help.
Paytm has collected over Rs 4 crore in four days from over 12 lakh Paytm users.
Google has put out a consolidated and pin-dropped list of centres providing rescue operations, including shelters, food and water, medicine and essentials, volunteers, jeep rescue and ambulances, among others. Find it here.
Amazon has partnered with three NGOs - Habitat for Humanity India, World Vision India, Goonj. Users can browse through the items available at these NGOs, purchase them and donate.